2nd to 8th August 2020. Contact us for a bespoke adventure
England: Wessex and Exmoor
Our adventure in the south of England is a gentle rural journey across and through some of the most beautiful English countryside. Our route starts at the Wiltshire town of Marlborough, where after a briefing on the day’s route, you will head off to the lanes and byways on Salisbury Plain, some crossing Military Training Grounds. This is a very English thing, you would not be able to use lanes crossing Military grounds elsewhere in Europe.
After Wiltshire’s wide open grasslands we head towards Exmoor, where the lanes change to steep rocky tracks and deep valleys. Our adventure finishes on the Jurassic Coast, where you will gaze out across Lyme Bay.
Our route passes through some of the busiest areas of England, but you wouldn’t believe so as it is only occasionally that you will see a busy road in the distance from the track that only you are on.
- Hotel, Full Board
- Wildlife Identification Sheets
- Enthusiastic Wildlife and Cultural Experts
- Comprehensive Roadbook
- 24 hour support
The south of England is teeming with Iron Age monuments and ancient historical sites.
You will have the acclaimed Impala Support Teams on hand at any difficult spots along the way.
Deep in Exmoor is a neolithic pedestrian bridge, Tarr Steps made of great slabs of rock that runs beside the ford on the river Barle. As long as its has not or is raining heavily you will be crossing here during your exciting days off roading on Exmoor.
Our routes take you past many neolithic burial sites, Avebury Rings, Sidbury Hill and Stonehenge, so you will be able to spend some time enjoying these sites if you would like.
On the Jurassic Coast you will be able to fill a bottle with water from St Wiles Well, which is said to be good for eye complaints.
Fantastic Down and Moorland Tracks
The Downs in Wiltshire and Hampshire are beautiful rolling hills with lovely chalk tracks running across them and our route has been carefully researched to bring you the best off them, you will feel like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Salisbury Plain is also an important breeding ground for the Great Bustard and as a consequence other birds also benefit, you will see Buntings, Larks and possibly a rare Stone Curlews during your journey.
Lanes and Byways
All of the lanes and byways that we use are carefully researched and driven before the adventure by our support teams. We use the GLASS website TW2 which has all of the rights of way in the UK documented with their legal status as well as any relevant notes on condition and other considerations.